FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2008 Contact Michael Carter Vice President Sales & Marketing Phone: 610-992-2231 Fax: 610-992-3380 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Viking Group Announced an agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Subsidiary, Viking Electronic Services, LLC, to VES LLC, a wholly owned US subsidiary of Kentec Electronics LTD, of the United Kingdom. King Of Prussia, PA (April 22, 2008) - Viking Corporation (“Viking”), a recognized world leader and innovator in the fire sprinkler and suppression industry since 1920, yesterday announced an agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its subsidiary, Viking Electronic Services, LLC, to VES LLC, a wholly owned US subsidiary of Kentec Electronics Ltd (“collectively Kentec”), United Kingdom’s leading independent fire control panel manufacturer. The transaction is expected to close in April. Prior to the closing Viking Electronic Services will continue to provide all the services to dealers that it has been providing. After the close those services will be provided by VES LLC utilizing all or nearly all of the same personnel you have been working with at Viking Electronic Services. Tom Groos, Viking’s Chairman said, “We started Viking Electronic Services in 2001 to help support our independent fire sprinkler contractors. As Viking Electronic Services developed and grew its line of eLAN™ engineered fire alarm systems, its success took it in a different business direction from that of Viking and Viking’s core sprinkler and suppression businesses. It was then decided to look for a progressive organization with the technical expertise to continue with what has been developed, expand further on the technology and take it to the next level. Kentec became that logical new owner. I am extremely excited about the fact that the innovation we started in the industry will continue with such a strong and technologically progressive company.” Ray King, Managing Director of Kentec said, “Kentec has been working closely with Viking Electronic Services for over 6 years in the development of the eLAN™ fire alarm system and we have long admired the power and capability of eLAN and the eSP™ business suite. We have been impressed with the system’s capabilities and what it offers VES dealers. When matched with Kentec’s comprehensive range of conventional, analog addressable fire detection and extinguishing releasing panels this acquisition provides Kentec and VES with a set of fantastic new opportunities and synergies. By combining the engineering and development resources, we now have the ability to provide both VES and Kentec customers with more innovative new products and to get them to market faster. In addition, we will be able to market the eLAN™ fire alarm system with its UL listings and FM approvals to other world markets. In the US, we are committed to maintaining and expanding the strong Dealer network that has been developed and are excited about the wide range of additional products and services we will be able to offer these dealers. I am looking forward to meeting and talking further with the dealers over the next few weeks.” The U.S headquarters of VES LLC will remain in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Kentec offers analog fire detection, conventional fire detection, extinguishing control panels, power supplies and battery chargers, and custom engineered solutions. Kentec will now add the Viking eLAN™ fire alarm systems, remote annunciators, VESNet™, virtual panels, addressable smoke and heat sensors, the eSP™ business suite, and voice evacuation systems. For more information on Kentec Electronics Ltd please visit www.kentec.co.uk.